Scope and Contents
This collection includes 83 films (125 16mm reels) produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFBC) between 1951 and 1983. Many of the collection films are documentaries and range from 2 minutes in length to 75 minutes in length.
Filmmakers in this collection include: Alan Collins, Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki), Allan Wargon, Anne MacLeod, Austin Campbell, Bernard Gosselin, Bill Reid, Caroline Leaf, Co Hoedeman, Colin Browne, Colin Low, John Spotton, Cynthia Scott, Dalton Muir, David Bairstow, David Hughes, Derek May, Don Owen, Donald Brittain, Douglas Wilkinson, Duke Redbird (Ojibwa), Henning Jacobsen, Ernest Reid, Eugene Boyko, Gilles Blais, Harvey Spak, Henning Jacobsen, Ian McLaren, J.V. Durden, Jacques Godbout, Francoise Bujold, Joan Henson, John Feeney, John Gould, Kathleen Shannon, Ken Buck, Laurence Hyde, Marcel Carrière, Martin Defalco, Martin Duckworth, Martine Defalco, Willie Dunn, Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell (Mohawk [Akwesasne]), Michael Scott, Michel Régnier, Mosha Michael (Inuit), Norma Bailey, Bob Lower, Pierre Hebert, Quentin Brown, René Bonnière, Pierre Perrault, Richard Gilbert, Jack Ofield, Robert Young, Roger Hart, Terence Macartney-Filgate, Tom Shandel, Tony Ianzelo, Anthony Kent, Willie Dunn (Mi'kmaq/Scottish).
These films were made among and about First Nations and Indigenous communities across Canada including the Saulteaux, Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa), Inuit, Mi'kmaq, Cree, Mohawk, Kainai Blackfoot, Attikamekw, Innu, and Métis communities.